Spring Excitement!!!

I’m excited to tell you that my next book will be out later next month!!! A compilation of poetry from all seasons of life and short memoirs reflecting back on the years as my 60th approaches very soon. πŸ˜‰
Life’s canvas has changed colors with the passing of my parents and our children well into their adulting years. My first-born will be 30 this year! How did that happen so fast? And with my husband and I discussing our next chapter when retirement arrives, exciting, scary, and adventurous times shine ahead!

Below are a few poems in my book just to give you a glimpse…

Red Lipstick

With childlike fascination,
I leaned against the door frame
watching her apply a little
powder to her nose,
a touch of red to her lips.

No more, no less.
She was flawless.
Then our eyes locked,
sharing an unspoken connection.

Questions arise,
so I gently tucked
her wisdom
in a safe space
where I could
draw from it easily.

I’d love to share tales
of life she’s missing.
Perhaps, again someday.


I watch your car fade
into the sunrise
as distance broadens
between us.

Dreams desire
to be unhindered.
We crave the chase.

When you capture yours,
hold it like a new puppy,
wiggling with excitement.

You are in my heart.
Feel the joy emanating.

You know the rain
may linger…

Oh, but the magic
is knowing my love travels
wherever your dreams
may guide you.


On the little country road
to the country town we go
where hands on the clock
tick slow, slow, slow –
leading to reflection
of memories that flow
where thoughts transport
to a time that stays aglow.

The Teacher

Its canary boldness
rises to the sun
alone, yet not lonely,
fearing nothing,
but wearing bravery
on each petal –
standing tall with
strength in lean
green attire, as if
soaking up the day’s
endless possibilities.


Do you trust me? Will you
take my hand and let me
lead the way to a place
transcending the boundaries
of our reality? Let us get
lost in tranquility –
dancing to the majesty of 
the surroundings, feeling the
rhythm vibrate through our
bones. For as long as our
hearts desire, this is our
destination. Time is but
a memory. Its existence
leaves no trace on the path
where we tread.
There is only you, me,
and the intensity of our
belonging to each other.

15 Powerful Goal Achieving Quotes to Inspire You - Rick Conlow

In the last difficult year, while I’ve heard that others have lost their inspiration to create, mine flowed like a raging river! I envisioned this book: mapping out the format, choosing writing pieces to include, then finally putting words into action. A long time coming since my last book was published in 2015. Seems like a hundred years ago. So, with new spring blooms follows the completion of another creative goal. One more box checked off!

A Red Pen Is Checking Off Boxes Which Can Represent A Number.. Royalty Free  Cliparts, Vectors, And Stock Illustration. Image 4771590.


I hope you continue to pursue your goals, checking off those boxes, as well. And if you are happy and willing to help promote my book, please let me know in the comments below.


~Lauren Scott (c) ❀️ ❀️ ❀️
Photos: Google & my garden

54 thoughts on “Spring Excitement!!!

  1. Sharon Bluhm

    These poems are lovely teasers of what your new book brings. Can’t wait to read it. Sending love and congratulations! Sharon

  2. Jane Sturgeon

    Congratulations, Lauren on your new poetry book. ❀ The poems you shared here are beautiful as I am sure the whole book is. Go, Lauren ❀ ❀ ❀ Xxx

    1. Thanks so much, Sue, and it’s so great to see you! It is exciting, considering my last book came out six years ago. What’s funny is I have 2 other book projects waiting on the sidelines after this new book. Like everyone, I need more hours in a day. πŸ™‚ Anyway, sending you lots of love and hugs, too! ❀️ ❀️ ❀️

      1. Aww, thanks, Sue. It’s just something I’m passionate about right now and I hope that my words help others in some magical way. I’ve thought about you since reading your last post. xoxoxo

    1. Thanks so much, Barbara! This new book will also include some short memoirs. I’ve enjoyed writing and reflecting on life as the calendar pages continue to turn. πŸ™‚

  3. Lauren, congratulations! πŸ˜€ This is much more than a box ticked, rather a dream realised and I am so happy for you. You’ve done brilliantly being able to focus this last year on this project and see it through to fruition.

    The poems are exquisitie and resonate keenly with me. ‘Magic’ captures exactly how I feel as my son went to university last year and this year has been longer away from me than ever owing to lockdown. One hopes they know that the love is always with them and that all we wish is for them never to forget to follow their dreams.

    1. Hi Annika,
      You’re right, completing and publishing this book is more than checking off a box; it is a new dream realized. You said it well, thank you! And thank you for your kind words about these teaser poems. “Magic” was written 2 1/2 years ago when my daughter and her boyfriend pulled out of our driveway, heading across country to Nashville, TN. It was tough, but all is good. He proposed to her at the Grand Canyon, and they were married last year via Zoom! Together 10 years now, but married for one year come June. We can’t wait to celebrate big when it’s safe to do so.
      I can see how you resonate with this poem and also how difficult this past year has been with the pandemic added to the mix. I know my son and daughter are very aware of how much we love them and how proud we are to witness them paving their own way. And I’m sure your son feels the same way. Parenting just isn’t easy no matter how old the kids are. Potty training was easier than Letting go!
      Thanks again! ❀️❀️❀️

  4. This is fabulous news, Lauren. I’m so excited for you, and for us, your readers. Can’t wait to hear more about your upcoming book. I’m also working on my new book (“flash memoir” out in June, 2021) and like you, I’ve found a well of creativity during this difficult challenging year. Happy Spring!

    1. Thanks, Pam, and I’m glad you found that well of creativity, too. I’m grateful for the positive creative effect this past year had on both of us then. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for your book, too! 🌷🌷

    1. Thanks, Betty, I’m really excited. No specific date yet, but I’ll let you know. And I appreciate your offer to help promote it. I’ll be in touch. Take care of yourself and Happy Easter. πŸ’—πŸ£

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